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Preserved Lemons – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe
Preserved Lemons – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe

This recipe spread Valerie crafted is my very favorite page that can be found in her own Keepsake Kitchen Diary. What really made it special was the way in which she created it – humming a little and with a concentrated look, anyone could see that Valerie was creating without a plan. The page ended up being […]

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How To Ice A Cake Like A Pro
How To Ice A Cake Like A Pro

Hello, Darlings! It’s been a while since I have checked in here on the blog, and I’m happy to be showing you all something I love to do! Making a pretty cake can seem intimidating…layering, icing, decorating. But these simple steps are the most basic elements to making a lovely multi-layer cake. Have Fun! 10First, […]

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How to Make Sparkling Iced Tea (3 Flavors!)
How to Make Sparkling Iced Tea (3 Flavors!)

One of my very favorite things on our Lily & Val Spring Favorites list – something I enjoy every week – is iced tea! I wanted to put a twist to the classic, though, and try making sparkling iced tea with loose leaves from a local tea shop. The result is not only delicious, but […]

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Make These Easy Cupcake Toppers 3 Ways
Make These Easy Cupcake Toppers 3 Ways

As much as I like to eat cupcakes, I realized early in life that I’m not good at all at decorating them. I don’t know how to use a pastry bag, I can’t pipe anything, and until this year I had never made a buttercream before. That’s why I thought trying out three easy cupcake […]

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Make This Fig and Olive Tapenade
Make This Fig and Olive Tapenade

We’ve been a little in love with all things French lately at Lily & Val if you couldn’t tell – mostly because our new items in the spring collection are inspired by Val’s trip to Provence! And since macarons are a little out of my skill level, we decided to whip up a very Parisian-esque hors d’oeuvre: fig […]

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In the Kitchen: Lavender Chai Latte
In the Kitchen: Lavender Chai Latte

My absolute favorite coffee (ish) drink is a dirty chai latte. It has chai tea, steamed milk and a shot of espresso to help me pretend I’m drinking coffee. Well, after making this lavender chai latte, I think I’ve found a new favorite! It all boils down to an easy-to-make lavender simple syrup. Whip up […]

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How To Make Homemade Rose Simple Syrup
How To Make Homemade Rose Simple Syrup

I’ve had flowers on the brain lately. (Let’s face it, this is nothing new!) But particularly as we near spring, I want to be surrounded with flowers at all times. In this post, I’ll show you how to make homemade rose simple syrup! Once you have the right ingredients, it’s simple to make and hardly takes […]

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Keepsake Kitchen Diary: Lady Locks with Memaw
Keepsake Kitchen Diary: Lady Locks with Memaw

The Keepsake Kitchen Diary is a book that really gets to the heart of something I find special. I love it so much, I bought four copies to give as Christmas gifts! But if you ask me why I find the Kitchen Diary so special, I’d probably have a hard time pinning that down. My family […]

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Make Your Own No-Sew Apron
Make Your Own No-Sew Apron

I’ve found myself doing a lot of baking these days since I started blogging for Lily & Val, which means making a lot more mess in the kitchen than usual. So I figured it was about time that I crafted this DIY No-Sew Apron to avoid the flour-all-over-myself phenomenon. Our L&V Merchandising Director Emily is […]

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Mini Strawberry Heart Pies : In the Kitchen
Mini Strawberry Heart Pies : In the Kitchen

It’s always the mini, pint-sized, small bite treats that steal my heart the fastest!  They’re easy to gift, fun to make- and you never worry about sharing.  These mini strawberry heart pies are adorable and so delicious, I couldn’t just have one!  Valentine’s Day might be over, but we’re sharing hearts and lots of love […]

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